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Life of Gwada

How many subjects, bodies, faces, landscapes, situations I missed during my seven days in Guadeloupe. How many of them I tried to capture while driving around with the friends of Île du Monde on the whirling roads of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Time’s up, looking forward for my return to you, Gwada. Many thanks to Josè, Stephanie, Daniel and his family for the exciting atmosphere during our stay on Guadeloupe.

Pedestrian crossing in Sainte-Rose

Street life in Pointe-à-Pitre

Our hats of Mare Gailard

Back from shopping in Beaumanoir

Funeral dress code in Staine-Anne

Running kid in Pointe-à-Pitre

Final thanks to the tree-frogs at 16°14’28.1″N 61°24’35.4″W – very welcome background music for my tropical nights.

 

Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely
9. Once we were
10. Caribbean grace
11. Resurrection will come
12. Art insurrection
13. Life of Gwada

Art insurrection

Funerary art, wall art, urban art. Every color gradient fits wall cracks, houses , graves. Sometimes, reality bends with fantasy in Guadeloupe

Rastafari ka players painted in Sainte-Anne

Giant house-graffiti in Pointe-à-Pitre

Kid in the box, Pointe-à-Pitre

At the bus stop, painted or real? in Saint-Anne

Exquisite black and white in Sainte-Anne cemetery

Big eyes of Pointe-à-Pitre

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Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely
9. Once we were
10. Caribbean grace
11. Resurrection will come

Resurrection will come

The East side of Pointe-à-Pitre likely had a gorgeous past. Unluckily, grants are not sufficient today for the recover and renovation of its French colonial style. In the meantime, colorful design and graffiti decorate almost every wall of the city, up to the red-light district. Waiting for a new Renaissance.

Artistic decoration of rusty fences in Pointe-à-Pitre

[..]The department of Guad[..]executes[..]enovation of the equip[..], Pointe-à-Pitre

Work in progress in Pointe-à-Pitre

Grave graveyard in Saint-François cemetery

Old and new at Pointe-à-Pitre harbor front

Scary house in the red-light district of Pointe-à-Pitre

Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely
9. Once we were
10. Caribbean grace

Caribbean grace

Guadeloupe is music. Drums (ka) made of wood, plastic barrels, scrap parts; and lambi shells blown in the wind. Played in parks, at funerals, on graves and rooftops. The father of Gwo-ka (ka music) is Marcel Lollia, aka Vèlo from Pointe-à-Pitre: his statue is in the city center. Guadeloupe is also Indian music from the Nadron cerimonies and Cuban music, often played in Gwada dance clubs.

Monument to Marcel Lollia (Vélo), master of ka (drums) playing, Pointe-à-Pitre

Indian cultural week, Sainte-Anne

Ka players at a funeral, playing on the graves of the cemetery of Sainte-Anne

When a picture is not enough, play the movie and feel ka played on the rooftops of Saint-Anne cemetery graves

Ka players and dancer, Sainte-Anne

Drummers, Indian week festival in Saint-Anne

Dancing club in Sainte-Rose

When a picture is not enough, play the movie and feel Cuba in Guadeloupe

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Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely
9. Once we were

Once we were

Past present, present past. Every house, shell, statue reminds the history of Guadeloupe. Either houses or busts of Victor Schœlcher, the French slavery abolitionist. Or lambi shells decorating the graves of fishermen and poor people, when even bath tiles are too expensive.

House renovation, Pointe-à-Pitre

Boat spare parts, harbor of Saint-François

Priest and graves at Sainte-Anne cemetery

Barred house, Sainte-Anne

Lambi shells decorate the graves of poor people at the cemetery of Saint-François

The French slavery abolitionist Victor Schœlcher, Sainte-Anne

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Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely

So lonely

Lost in the cemetery of Saint-Anne. Wandering in the statue-less Place de la Victoire (stage to a guillotine during the French revolution) or staring at the burned down houses of Point-à-Pitre. On the busy motorways from Grande-Terre to Basse-Terre. Or just watching the sunset from Saint-François harbor. Moments of loneliness.

Place de la Victoire, Pointe-à-Pitre

Cemetery of Sainte-Anne

Fishermen at the harbor, Saint-François

(one of) burned house in downtown, Pointe-à-Pitre,

Reseller (of ?), motorway towards Sainte-Rose

Solo love, graffiti, Pointe-à-Pitre

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Previous and last episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection

Three days in Turin

With this last episode of architectural fusion of Turin, this picture series end. Click each picture to zoom in. Previous episodes in Turin:

1. Deep red Turin
2. Red code
3. Citizens of Turin
4. Framed in Turin
5. Turin other postcards
6. On colors off
7. City lines Turin
8. Turin top bottom
9. Windows of Turin
10. Turin rooftop: the Lingotto
11. Turin style

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